By City News Service | PUBLISHED: January 30, 2019 at 7:33 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 9:52 pm A man has been arrested for allegedly repeatedly punching two women on Saturday during a dispute with a downtown Los Angeles street vendor over the price of a hot dog. Arka Oroojian of Sylmar turned himself in Tuesday night at the LAPD Central Station and was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the LAPD. Before the arrest, a witness came forward to dispute the circumstances that led up to a man seen on cellphone video repeatedly punching two women during a dispute with a downtown street vendor over the price of a hot dog, it was reported Wednesday. Police posted the video on the LAPD Twitter page and asked for the public’s help in finding the man with the message, “This guy brutally punched two women at a hot dog stand on Jan. 26 in the area of 6th & Spring. Someone knows him and we would like to be one of those people.” Attention … [Read more...] about Sylmar man turns himself in after video shows him punching 2 women over hot dog prices, LAPD says
Updated 10:36 pm PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 FILE - This Feb. 16, 1994 file photo shows the Northridge Meadows apartment complex in which 16 people died when the upper floors collapsed onto the so-called soft story ground floor. Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. At 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, a hidden fault lurking under the city’s San Fernando Valley neighborhoods unleashed a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. less FILE - This Feb. 16, 1994 file photo shows the Northridge Meadows apartment complex in which 16 people died when the upper floors collapsed onto the so-called soft story ground floor. Twenty-five years ago this ... more Photo: Nick Ut, AP … [Read more...] about AP WAS THERE: Southern California’s deadly 1994 earthquake
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?
By Staff report | | PUBLISHED: January 14, 2019 at 8:42 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 8:42 am Non-teacher employees will join striking Los Angeles Unified School District teachers on the picket lines at ten schools today in a show of support of the walkout, according to a union announcement. The sympathy strike includes teacher assistants, special-ed assistants, food-service workers and other members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99. Blanca Gallegos of SEIU said the sympathy walkouts would last at least one day, but that workers would decide at each site whether to extend the mini-strikes beyond Monday. SEIU workers are expected to show up for work as usual at other campuses around the district. The schools where the sympathy walkouts will be staged, according to the union’s statement: Carson High School, 22328 S. Main St. Carson; Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools – 701 S. Catalina St., LA; Haskell STEAM Magnet Elementary School – … [Read more...] about At ten schools around district today, non-teacher employees are joining striking LAUSD teachers on the picket lines
By Donna Littlejohn | [email protected] and Sarah Favot | Daily BreezePUBLISHED: January 11, 2019 at 10:24 am | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm Hours after L.A. Unified School District officials rolled out a new proposal in a last-ditch effort to avert a strike, the teachers’ union on Friday declared an impasse in the talks — calling the latest effort by the district “woefully inadequate.” Now, 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles are set to walk out on Monday — what would be the first strike in the massive public school district since 1989. “The district again has made insufficient movement and has given us a woefully inadequate proposal,” said Arlene Inouye, co-chair of United Teachers Los Angeles’ bargaining team. “At the end of the session today we declared an impasse.” The deadlock means the union does not intend to continue negotiating, and barring any change in that position, it appears that the … [Read more...] about LAUSD: New offer rolled out and rejected as chances fade to avert teachers’ strike